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Lobatus Galeatus


Original Description of Strombus galeatus by Swainson, 1823, p. 401:

  • "S. testa magna, ventricosa, inermi, transversim sulcata; spira brevissima; labio exteriore integro, supra rotundato, dilatato, in spiram ascendente."
  • "Shell large, ventricose, unarmed, transversely grooved ; spire very short; outer lip entire, above rounded, dilated, and ascending on the spire."

Locus typicus: "coast of Peru" (Swainson)

Types: Syntype juvenile, Cracherode Collection No. 408, B.M.(N.H.) No. 1969332; Lectotype, J. Broderip Collection, No. 784, B.M.(N.H.) No. 1837.12.1.784

History and Synonymy

Lobatus galeatus (Swainson, 1823: 401) (Strombus)

  • Syn.: Strombus crenatus Sowerby 1st, 1825 appendix: 19
  • Syn.: Strombus galea Wood, 1828: 14, pl. 3 figs 13 [adult] 14 [juvenile]


Original Description of Strombus crenatus by Sowerby, 1825:

  • "S. testa subovata, ventricosa, laevi, spira brevi, mucronata, anfractibus prope suturas elevatiusculis, demum late depressis, parte inferiore et ventricosiore profunde transversim sulcata; apertura ampla, labio externo expanso, margine plicato, crenato; long. 7 1/2 unc. lat. 5 1/2 unc."
  • Locus typicus: No locality by Sowerby, 1825
  • Stratum typicum: recent


Strombus galeatus in Kiener, 1843, fig. ?


Strombus galeatus in Duclos, 1844, pl. 26, fig. 1

Strombus galeatus in Duclos, 1844, pl. 27, fig. 1


Strombus galeatus in Reeve, 1850, Strombus, pl. 3, fig. 3

Specimens from institutional collections

Lobatus galeatus; Cocolita 1, 5 km NE Montezuma, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Montezuma Formation; Pliocene / Pleistocene; P. Hessel, 1995, Coll. Stichting Schepsel Schelp SSS 25668

Specimens from private collections

Lobatus galeatus juvenil; San Salvador; 127 mm; Leg. Peter Laging 082003, ex coll. Peter Schultz, Coll. Roland Hoffmann


  • G. B. Sowerby, 1825: A catalogue of the shells contained in the collection of the late Earl of Tankerville, arranged according to the lamarckian conchological system, together with an appendix, containing descriptions of many new species, London
  • Swainson, W. 1823

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